Culture Night 2018 takes place on Friday 21st September with free events taking place all around the country. We’ve picked out a selection of the family friendly events, here are Fantastic Free Family Events for Culture Night 2018:
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Culture Night Events at National Museum of Ireland museums
Curious Creatures at the Dead Zoo
Curious Creatures at the Dead Zoo at National Museum of Ireland Natural History on Friday 21st September. Drop into the Discovery Zone to learn about curious creatures from South America, meet Museum Educators and touch skulls from the handling collection. This event is in collaboration with the National Gallery of Ireland’s exhibition, Curious Creatures: Franz Post and Brazil.
No booking required but there may be short waiting time. Wheelchair accessible. Drop-in Activity. All Ages. Free Admission.
Open Studio at Collins Barracks
Open Studio at National Museum of Ireland Collins Barracks on Friday 21st September 3-6pm. Discover where all the magic happens by visiting artist-in-residence Róisín de Buitléar’s studio onsite at Collins Barracks. No booking required. Drop-in Activity. All Ages. Free Admission.
Coda at the Museum of Country Life
A unique performance in the museum galleries to celebrate all-island evening of culture takes place on Friday 21st September 2018, 5pm – 8pm, Turlough Park (Country Life). Suitable for Adults and children aged 12+.
Hugely popular singing group Coda will give a free performance in the unique setting of the exhibition galleries at the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life to celebrate Culture Night 2018. As well as enjoying a special performance with Coda, visitors on the evening can also view two new temporary exhibitions – The Enemy Within, which commemorates the centenary of the devastating Spanish Flu outbreak from 1918 to 1919, and Travellers’ Journey, which celebrates Traveller life and traditions in the west of Ireland.
Roald Dahl’s ‘Revolting Rhymes’ with Baboró International Arts Festival for Children
Join actor Rod Goodall as he brings Roald Dahl’s wonderful ‘Revolting Rhymes’ to life in a special reading to celebrate Culture Night. Bring the family and prepare to hear traditional nursery rhymes following the Roald Dahl treatment! Performances take place 3.30 – 4.00pm and 5.30 – 6.00pm at The Town Hall Theatre.
Culture Night at Russborough House, Wicklow
International pianist Fiachra Garvey performs a special free concert in Russborough’s Entrance Hall for Culture Night Friday, 21st September 2018 @ 7:00pm with opera star mezzo-soprano Rachel Kelly. Free Event.
Horseback Archery Extravaganza at King Johns Castle, Limerick
King Johns Castle in Limerick hosts a medieval horseback archery extravaganza to celebrate Culture Night 2018. Shows take place on Friday, September 21st at 5pm and 7pm. Both shows are FREE but pre-booking is required by emailing [email protected]
Free Music, Poetry & Art this Culture Night at glór, Ennis
glór Ennis have some exciting events taking place this Culture Night 2018 including
- The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra from 7.30pm to 9pm
- Poets Ancient and Modern presented by The Clare Poetry Collective from 6.15pm
- Adam Pomeroy: Nocturne exhibition launches on Culture Night
Culture Night at Blackrock Castle Observatory, Cork
Come enjoy Culture Night 2018 at CIT’s Blackrock Castle Observatory where you will find a variety of science and astronomy events for all ages in their science exhibition and courtyard.
From 6pm Cosmos at the Castle will be open to the public showing short fun videos of life in space, the universe and cosmic astronomy facts – these special videos are showing just for Culture Night! BCO Explainers help engage young visitors as scientists; making rocket mice with young children and straw rockets for those a bit older.
From 7pm researchers from BCO Labs and the Cork Astronomy Club will run Globe at Night workshops at Make Space. Short talks will take place in the theatre with the Cork Sky Friendly Campaign.
From 8pm, discover the wonders of the night sky in the courtyard with BCO Labs researchers and the Cork Astronomy Club who will lead guided stargazing.
Busy Builders with Open House Limerick
Sinead Stack and Open House Limerick invite you and your children to help create a busy streetscape through collage, colour and drawing. Takes place 6-9pm at Fab Lab, Patrick Street, Limerick City.
Culture Night at dlr Mill Theatre Dundrum
There will be a Roald Dahl Themed Drama Workshop for children (6-10yrs) in the Studio from 5-6pm. Free but booking is necessary as there’s limited places, you can book your child’s place HERE.
Afterwards the family can enjoy EVA KELLY’s print exhibition Everyone, Everywhere, Everyday in the Gallery as well as live music in the bar.
Culture Night 2018 Music at The LOFT, Letterkenny
The LOFT, a community based resource for young people aged 12 to 18 years are hosting a live music event featuring 3 young, local bands from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Everyone welcome.
Festival of Creative Making, Kilkenny
Enjoy Culture Night 2018 workshops, activities and gallery tours at The National Design and Craft Gallery Kilkenny from 5.30pm to 9.30pm. All events are free and no booking is required and workshops are suitable for children of all ages.
Free Guided Tour of Westport House
This Culture Night 2018, get a free guided tour of Westport House when you visit between 6pm and 9pm.
Free Entry to GAA Museum at Croke Park, Dublin
Celebrate under the lights on September 21st with free entry to the Croke Park GAA Museum. Get a guided tour of Croke Park and see the spectacular stadium lit up for Culture Night 2018. Entry is free but you must pre-register due to the popularity of the event.
Over to you now. Do you plan to go to any events for Culture Night? Tell us in the comments below.